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Delta’s New “Glass Bottom Jet” iPad App Feature is Awesome

by Todd Haselton | January 18, 2013January 18, 2013 10:00 pm PST

I recently flew on Delta to and from CES. My biggest complaint on the airline’s smaller aircraft was that there wasn’t a way to keep track of where my plane was over the United States. It was like stepping back into the 1990s, into a jet without any backseat entertainment or information on my current flight. Delta’s trying to fix that problem with a new iPad app.

The company’s new software for the iPad comes with a “Glass Bottom Jet” option that shows you exactly where your plane is flying, and what points of interest are around you. In other words, as long as your plane has Wi-Fi, and you’re traveling with an iPad, you’ll never have to guess what state you’re flying over. As with the backseat entertainment platform, the application also alerts you of your altitude, speed and how much time remains on your trip.

Delta’s new iPhone app lacks the feature, but we’re hoping it arrives in the future, too. Now if only every flight came with Wi-Fi.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...